willisread (3472) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2017 tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Mostly black all around with a HUGE, mocha colored head that lasts for days, chunky & perched atop the black brew. Aroma is kind of strange & all over the place with lots of clashing elements... grass, mild Brett funk, wood, pineapple, roast, more grass, citrus peel, bubblegum (hinting at Belgian yeast), hint of cocoa powder... Quite a lot to take in all at once. Taste starts with a bit of char & roasted malt, even with faint coffee beans, leading into a big pot of ashy, peppery, & herbal hops... Notes of zesty grass & fruity orange peel play over the roasted malt, leading to a quite dry & staunchly bitter finish. Unique, that’s for sure, but the flavor combinations don’t compliment each other as gracefully as I’d hoped. Still good overall, but my expectations were higher.
750 ml corked bottle from Gambrinus. Pours a cloudy brown with a huge, rocky tan head that lingers. Woody, musty brett forward nose. Orange, hay and barnyard flavors on the palate. Big carbonation, and refreshing. Dry finish with more barnyard, horseblanket and some apricot that lingers. bytemesis (8806) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Old B1 750ml C&C bottle, circa 2013. Pours quite hazy mahogany, large clumpy fluffy beige head, dissipates slowly with clumpy lacing. Aroma is interesting; funky, hints of mushrooms, faintly fecal, along with a tropical passionfruit undertone; perhaps overripe passionfruit. Flavor is definitely funk forward, full on basement must, mushrooms growing on wet wood, rolled up gym towels left in the crawlspace, hints of overripe fruit as well. Light lingering bitterness. Medium body, high carbonation. I like it :) zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head and aroma of chocolate and yeast. Taste is chocolately, with brett, funk, yeast, and dark fruits leading to a spicy, cocoa finish. jjgmd (2215) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a large tight foamy Java head. Nose is dark spicy malt with a trail of bittersweet hops . Taste is deep bitterness with some mild yeasty notes. Finishes on the same bitter tasting notes with a somewhat black malty licorice long ending. Quaff Score 7 / 10 corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours an opaque dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a one finger beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Splotchy lacing left behind.
Earthy, funky aroma with resinous, oily hops, musty funk, zesty spice and a complex malt presence. Spicy anise and licorice along with grassy pine needle, pepper and roasted dark chocolate. Really weird with oak, chocolate, musty funk, earthy hops, peppery spice and roasted malt notes competing with one another.
Medium body with a slightly chalky mouthfeel and complex flavor profile. Dry and slightly musty with some farmhouse funk and prominent licorice sweetness along with peppery spice, dark roast and sweet malts. Kind of odd but has nice complexity with the galaxy hops and dark saison notes coming through.
baraciisch (3311) - California, USA - APR 19, 2015
Dark black in color, thick foamy brown tan head... Aroma of citrus hops, roasted malts, earthy notes.... Flavor is fairly ashy and earthy, lots of burnt malts, funk, dry hop finish... Okay , not my favorite from them
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle @ home, from WholeFoods SF.
Pours very fizzy black with huge beige head. Funky nose idd, pissy. Taste more sour, salmiac, dry bitter end. Curious beast. tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
interesting beer. not a fav style but well done. dark color tan head. nose is odd, funky spicey with lots of dark malts. nice beer swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2015
bottle, once you get usd to the black, roasty &bsour/funky combo this bers is quite good. Black pour, active mouthfeel, roasted malts, funky yeastiness, fruity floral farmhouse notes. nice Ontape (471) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
One funky bottle! Had this last maybe two years ago, remembered how funked up it was and still surprised. Here’s a beer that shows you the barnyard funk flavors of brett. Sweaty horse? Gym socks? Barnyard must? Check, check, check. Like a sheep’s milk cheese that is almost too much but still good. And then mix that up with dark roasted malts to complement. The result is unique. As strong as the funk is (have I been clear?) this is somehow a pretty drinkable beer, a testament to the wizards at Prairie.